FAST & FURIOUS 7 Opens Earlier on April 3, 2015; LITTLE BOY Opens February 27, 2015; Focus Features Sets INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 for May 29, 2015

     July 2, 2014


Take a look at the latest release date announcements:

  • Fast & Furious 7James Wan’s first foray into the Fast & Furious franchise will open a week earlier on April 3, 2015
  • Little Boy – Open Road Films’ inspirational family picture will open in the U.S. on February 27, 2015.
  • Insidious: Chapter 3 – Writer-director Leigh Whannell’s horror film starring Dermot Mulroney will now open a few weeks later on May 29, 2015.
  • Selfless – Tarsem Singh’s film about a dying man who transfers his consciousness into a young man’s body, starring Ryan Reynolds, has been pushed back yet again to April 17, 2015.
  • Black Sea – Kevin Macdonald’s adventure-thriller starring Scoot McNairy, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn as submarine-traveling treasure-hunters opens January 23, 2015.
  • Hillsong: Let Hope Rise – The Christian band documentary from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. directed by Michael John Warren will open on April 3, 2015.

Hit the jump for more on each picture.

Release dates come courtesy of Box Office Mojo.  Just the other day, Dwayne Johnson Tweeted a behind-the-scenes image of his last day on the set of Fast & Furious 7, so it sounds as if the production is back in good shape after the untimely passing of star Paul Walker. Check out the image below:

Next up is Little Boy, director Alejandro Monteverde’s film about “a 7-year old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home.”  It stars Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui, and the 7-year old newcomer Jakob Salvati.

While not much is known about the plot of Insidious: Chapter 3, the film’s production was previously expected to start within the week.  The release date delay may also signal a later-than-anticipated start date.  As for the other Focus Features films, Selfless, also starring Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, and Natalie Martinez, has its own logline:

An extremely wealthy, elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origins and the secret organization that will kill to keep its secrets.

Black Sea hasn’t exactly been on my radar (pardon the pun), but it sounds awesome.  The premise centers on “a rogue captain (Law) who goes on a hunt for sunken treasure, but as greed [and] desperation begins to take hold of his misfit crew, tensions cause the men to fight for their survival within their claustrophobic vessel.”  The thriller also stars Jodie WhittakerKarl Davies, and Daniel Ryan; check out some early images here.

Finally, with Hillsong: Let Hope Rise, we have a release date for the latest Christian-themed film.  I’m not familiar with the Australian musical group Hillsong, but as Christian Post reports, the documentary follows them across five continents and tells the story of their rise from a formative youth group to a band the plays sold-out arenas.  Check out the trailer below:

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